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Get Caytlin a Support Dog!

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Hello! My name is Caytlin and I'm saving up money to get a dog to function as an Emotional Support Animal (and if it's the right dog, I'll be pursuing Service Animal training as well!). 

I have fibromyalgia, anxiety, and occasional depression, and I am often lonely during the day when I'm home alone doing work -- I'm a comic artist by trade. Having a dog to keep me company would help establish a necessary routine, make sure I get some exercise every day, reduce my anxiety flareups, and keep me motivated with a fun new hobby and best friend. I'm looking for a forever friend!

For my birthday and Christmas, I'm raising money to buy a purebred Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from a reputable AKC breeder. While we'd love to adopt a shelter puppy, our needs are so strict that we need to reduce the chance of rolling the dice on the dog's temperament and health history. Especially with CKCS's, whose health is particularly dependent on their genetics.

The money goes toward the cost of a retired adult Cavalier, multiple obedience classes at the local certified trainer, the first vet bill, and supplies for a new dog.

While we'll be budgeting and saving ourselves, I wanted to put this together as a central hub to send people for my Birthday and Christmas wishes! If you feel like tossing a few bucks our way, I would certainly appreciate it.

And if you'd rather pitch in by buying pooch some concrete supplies, we have a wishlist on Amazon!

I'd appreciate any help y'all feel like throwing our way. Thank you so much!
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GOOD NEWS! You may have noticed that I stopped accepting donations a few days ago. This is because I can officially announce that, without fail, there is a dog in my future!

This is Kubo, a paperanian mix that my parents have had since he was a puppy. (Truthfully, he's still a puppy! He'll have just turned 1 when he comes to live with me.) He is very smart, very loving, loves to please, very confident, adores everyone. He will be PERFECT for training and he already does some of the tasks I was hoping to teach (so it'll be easy to attach a cue to them!).

Honestly, it was Kubo who made me want to get a dog in the first place. When they first got him, I fell in love with him and started feeling more comfortable with dogs in general. He's just darling. My parents will bring him up to live with me on January 7th. I can't wait!

Since this essentially means I'm getting a dog for free, that means that the entire amount raised will be used for supplies, vet visits, future vet emergency fund, pet insurance, and most importantly, training training training! However, if you'd like a refund of your money, let me know and I'll see what I can do!

Happy holidays, and thank you all from the bottom of my heart <3

Caytlin
Look at this good boy!
Sleepy. He looks like a fox!
Big smiles!
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Unfortunate news! The breeder contacted me over the weekend to say that her husband isn't ready to give Harlee up yet. There's a chance she can get him to come around, but she said not to hold my breath for now.

I'm looking into other breeders right now and keeping an eye out. I'm also going to start checking out shelters in case there's a well-mannered pup in need of love. Rest assured, any money in excess of what is eventually needed will just be saved for supplies/vet bills/future puppo expenses!

Thank you again for all your birthday gift donations; I'll continue to keep you updated! I hope all you Americans had a happy Thanksgiving and for everyone else just a lovely day! I am so grateful for all of you ;u;
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Good news, everyone! Not only have I found my new puppo -- and she's so sweet and adorable!! -- but I know now how much she'll cost, and she's cheaper than I budgeted for!

That means the goal for this has dropped $800. Whew!! That's a nice relief, haha!

Thank you guys SO MUCH for chipping in. Seriously, my birthday is already amazing and it's not even for another month and change! ;u;
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Oh my gosh, you guys! Thank you so much ;u; You've officially covered the initial vet visit & spay/neuter. Thank you so, so, SO much. This is already the best birthday gift EVER ;u;
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